6 – 12 months
Assignment and Teaching Practice
14 - 20 days
Introduction to QTLS
Become a school teacher following the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) route.QTLS is a professional status that you can gain by successfully completing professional formation. It is a process that enables you to demonstrate the effective use of skills and knowledge in your professional practice that is required to achieve QTLS status. The Education and Training Foundation is the only organisation that confers QTLS status following the transfer of IfL's legacy in October 2014.
What are the benefits of gaining QTLS status?
More than 15,000 have achieved QTLS status since its introduction in 2008:
To apply for QTLS, you need an initial teacher education (ITE) qualification at Level 5 or above, for example, equivalent to the Diploma in Education and Training (DET course).
The opportunity to undertake professional formation is principally aimed at teachers or trainers with a DET course or PGCE (FE) who are teaching in further education and training settings.
Observed and assessed practice: There must be a minimum of eight observations totalling a minimum of eight hours (this excludes any observed practice completed as part of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)). Any single observation must be a minimum of half an hour. If you do not have access to teaching practice we can arrange this for you through our associate Colleges; please contact us for further information.
Entry Requirement: Learners are not required to have achieved a Level 3 Award in Education and Training or a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training before undertaking a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training. However, some learners may already have completed one or both of these qualifications. Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be 19 or over to undertake the qualification. Centres are responsible for ensuring that the qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of learners. They need to make sure that learners can fulfil the requirements of the assessment criteria and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy and health and safety aspects of this qualification. In addition, they are also required to demonstrate numeracy and literacy qualifications at (or above) Level 2.
Assessment: Written Assignment, Observation, Professional discussion, Case studies, Question and Answer. The overall grade for the qualification is a 'pass'. The learner must achieve all the required units as indicated in the specified qualification structure. To pass a unit the learner must:
See more at: https://set.et-foundation.co.uk/professionalism/gaining-qtls/
You have 2 payment options.
With distance learning you can download all the study packs through our online portal. Throughout the duration of your course you will be supported by your tutor who will make it priority to understand the individual needs of the learners. During the time of your independent studies you are able to contact the course tutor via email or phone for any support that you may need for your assessment or portfolios.
Candidates are required to undertake a minimum of 100 hours teaching practice. This time falls into candidates’ non-contact hours within the programme, and excludes micro-teaching or teaching practice completed as part of the PTLLS unit within CTLLS, or PTLLS Award if the unit has been completed discretely. Practice completed for the theory assessment at either level 3 or level 4 for the Planning and enabling learning unit is also excluded.
Yes, you have two options. 1 - You may either look for employment or teach on a voluntary basis, but you must have a minimum of 4 learners who are all over the age of 16. Some examples of where to look for teaching hours are: FE Colleges, Sixth form colleges, Specialist colleges, Adult and Community Learning, Offender Learning, Work-based learning, the Voluntary sector and Armed Forces. If you have any questions regarding the suitability of your teaching hours please contact us for more information. 2 - We can arrange placement at our main site in London. Applicants must be prepared and able to travel to our London based campus. However ,there is an extra cost to arrange the placement, please contact us for further information.
Yes. Candidates may complete the PTLLS unit either through the stand alone PTLLS Award, or as part of the DET programme for the full teaching role.
Having a DET qualification offers a huge benefit when you apply for teaching posts; and your teaching placements provide you with experience – an advantage which many new teachers don’t have.
There are payment plans available for DET course. The Initial course enrolment fee is £400 and then monthly instalment is £200 and you can pay in 4 monthly instalments with 0% interest.
Since April 2012, teachers and trainers holding QTLS who are also members of SET have been recognised in legislation as equivalent in status to teachers with QTS in schools. They are able to teach across all subjects and all ages on equal pay and conditions, opening up career development and wider employment opportunities.
Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and Associate Teacher Learning and Skills (ATLS) are both professional statuses that you can gain by successfully completing professional formation. Professional formation is a process that enables you to demonstrate the effective use of skills and knowledge in your professional practice that is required to achieve QTLS or ATLS status. IfL is currently the only organisation that confers QTLS and ATLS.
More than 15,000 IfL members have achieved QTLS status since its introduction in 2008: • QTLS status is recognised in law as equal to QTS for teaching in schools • Career progression: QTLS and ATLS status demonstrates your commitment, skills and knowledge to employers • Recognition of your status as a professional teacher or trainer • Valuable continuing professional development (CPD) that builds confidence and enhances your skills • The opportunity to be listed on IFL’s professional status register ; a mark of up-to-date experienced professionals • Members with QTLS or ATLS can use these initials as a designation.
To apply for QTLS, you need an initial teacher training qualification at Level 5, for example, equivalent to the Diploma in Education and Training (DET). If you are applying for QTLS you are also required to demonstrate numeracy and literacy qualifications at (or above) Level 2.
95% of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) are employed in a teaching role within six months of completing their training. As an NQT, you’ll begin on a salary of at least £22,917, or £28,660 in inner London. As you rise up the pay ranges, you could earn as much as £116,738 as a headteacher, in inner London.FE lecturers in leadership and management jobs can earn from £35,000 to over £80,000 a year.FE lecturers working in London may get an additional allowance.Figures are intended as a guideline only.See more at: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/furthereducationlecturer.aspx#sthash.bC5xZFvK.dpuf